Muddy path

Leaning Trees and Sloppy Mud

Hopefully we’re now reaching the tail end of another wet and windy winter, but its legacy has been a large number of precariously leaning trees in the Horseshoe Woods and elsewhere on the Steyning Downland Scheme. Some of the more precarious examples are leaning directly over footpaths!

We are working to clear these as soon as possible, but meanwhile please do take care when walking under trees, particularly in windy weather.

Next week, work begins to improve the gateways at either end of the Big Picnic Field. At the moment these are very muddy and apart from being a slippery challenge to walkers, the mud is also stopping our grazier from being able to move her conservation cattle onto the Rifle Range. We will be using chalk rubble to fill in the potholes and create a firmer, more even surface in these areas – the work should only take a couple of days to complete.

Looking forward to a sunny, warm spring!